Redemption (The Sophisticates #3) by Christine Manzari (Review by Stephenee, #NerdGirlSteph)


Title: Redemption (The Sophisticates #3)

Author: Christine Manzari

Published Date: December 21st 2015

Genre: Young Adult


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The hunted have become the hunters.

Cleo finally has the freedom that she’s always craved, but it’s come at a terrible price—the Program wants to terminate the Deviant Dozen and now she and her friends are on the run. To make matters worse, she’s finally learned to use her deviation—except when she’s around Ozzy. Even an innocent touch or kiss can cause her skills to spiral out of control. He’s the last person she’d ever want to hurt, but he’s also the one in the most danger if she can’t learn to master her skills and emotions.

Ozzy’s duty has always been to protect the Dozen, but now he must make the difficult choice between laying low to stay safe or starting an all-out war so that the Dozen can truly be free. He knows that if they have any chance of outsmarting the Program, they’ll have to look for help in unlikely places—even if that means trusting their enemies.

Rune and the Others have always been anonymous, hiding in the shadows as they carried out acts of terror and revenge. That all changed the moment the Program discovered they existed. To survive, Rune and the Others will be forced to make an alliance that is just as likely to kill them as it is to save them.

Program officials are determined to erase their mistakes, but when they terrorize innocent civilians and Sophisticates in an effort to flush out the Dozen, they discover a harsh truth—the weapons they created are fighting back.

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***Stephenee, #NerdGirlSteph Review***

 Where to start?!?! This is an amazing conclusion to the series, yet I am sad to say that it is over! I want more of the Deviant Dozen and the Others! I want to know how they are after this book ends! I feel like I am losing some of my friends with the end of this series….

Author Christine Manzari takes the readers straight into the pages of her books and never lets them out! They become a part of the book and the reader doesn’t want to leave the world that she creates.  She is amazing with the details, the descriptions and the feelings. The reader can instantly feel the love, anger, drama and angst that the characters go through in the book. They can relate to the world that the author has created and at times they almost wish that the story could be never ending.  The characters, plot and story line stay with the readers long after they have finished reading the book.  The reader continues to write more of the story for themselves (even though it could never compare to the author’s) and the reader becomes involved in the everyday lives of the characters in this story.

This book was a roller coaster of emotions for the characters and the readers and there were some things that I had to stop and re-read to make sure that it was really what happened.  Characters that you love and trust will change, some will surprise you and most of all the ending of the book will inspire you.  The author had me yelling, screaming, cursing and at times almost crying over the story and she has made my favorite characters change a dozen times throughout the story.  Just when you think that you know what is going to happen next, she changes it and you can barely keep up.  This is a book that the reader will be reading more than once because they zoomed through it so quickly the first time that they have to go back to check the details out again.  As a reader I couldn’t help but turn the pages at a breakneck pace to see what was going to happen next, but at the same time I know that I have to re-read it to make sure that I didn’t miss anything!

Do yourself a favor and add this one and the previous 2 in the series to your TBR list and make sure you read them soon!! This is a Can’t Miss, Gonna Be a Favorite, Must Read for any and all readers!  I know that it is on my top ten list of favorite books series for this year!  Enjoy and set aside plenty of time to read it as you won’t want to stop once you enter this world!

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